Trump dismisses secret audio of sister calling him ‘cruel’: ‘Who cares?’


Trump dismisses secret audio of sister calling him ‘cruel’: ‘Who cares?’

Trump dismisses secret audio of sister calling him ‘cruel’: ‘Who cares?’

President Trump dismissed secret audio recordings released Saturday evening of his older sister Maryanne Trump Barry saying he had “no principles” and was “cruel.”

“Every day it’s something else, who cares?” President Trump said in a statement, according to the Washington Post. “I miss my brother, and I’ll continue to work hard for the American people. Not everyone agrees, but the results are obvious. Our country will soon be stronger than ever before!”

The Post’s story about the recordings appeared one day after the White House hosted a private memorial service for Robert Trump, the president’s younger brother, who died Aug. 15 at age 71.

The recordings of Barry, 83, were made by Trump’s niece, Mary Trump, who published a scathing tell-all book on the president and their family last month.

“Donald is cruel,” Barry told her niece in the secretly recorded conversation in 2018.

“All he wants to do is appeal to his base. He has no principles. None. None. And his base, I mean my God, if you were a religious person, you want to help people. Not do this,” she allegedly said in the recording published by the Post, referring to the Trump administrations’s so-called zero-tolerance policy at the U.S.-Mexico border that led to children being separated from their parents amid immigration court hearings. The policy was later rescinded.

“His go—mned tweet and lying, oh my G–. I’m talking too freely, but you know. The change of stories. The lack of preparation. The lying. Holy s—,” she continued.

Barry also said her brother rarely reads and she claimed someone else took his SAT exam for him to get into the University of Pennsylvania, according to the Post.

The family of the man Barry claimed took the test for her brother denies he took a test for anybody. The man is now deceased.

Mary Trump told the Post the alleged test taker was a different person with the same name.

Mary Trump has included some of these allegations in her book, “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man,” but didn’t attribute them to her aunt.

“It’s the phoniness of it all,” Barry added. “It’s the phoniness and this cruelty. Donald is cruel.”

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